To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many young people aged between 16 and 25 years were unemployed on 1 January of each of the past 10 years.
The following is the available information, which is also in the Library. The tables show for the date closest to January 1 each year for which data are available, the numbers of unemployed registrants aged 16 to 24 years in the United Kingdom for each year from 1979 to 1982 (table (a)) and the numbers of unemployed claimants in the same age category for each year from 1983 to 1988 (table (b)). The figures are affected by the changes in the coverage of the count.
|United Kingdom||Unemployed registrants—aged 16 to 24 years|
|11 January 1979||524,724|
|10 January 1980||538,574|
|15 January 1981||930,990|
|14 January 1982||1,153,602|
|United Kingdom||Unemployed claimants—aged 16 to 24 years|
|13 January 1983||1,225,957|
|12 January 1984||1,259,737|
|10 January 1985||1,286,182|
|(a).Number of complaints to CAC under section 19||13||62||38||21||18||18||12||11||16||13||22|
|(b). Number of declarations under section 19||—||10||13||15||2||6||—||1||3||3||2|
|(c). Number of complaints under section 20||—||1||—||2||—||—||—||—||—||2||—|
|(d).Number of CAC awards under section 21||—||—||1||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|